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Jeeping the Moab Rim
Stacie Albright
Jeeping on Utah's Moab Rim

Dan Wulfman's Unimog RV
Dan Wulfman's Unimog RV at Canyon Rims, Utah

Earth Roamers
Earth Roamers in Monument Valley

Jeeps in Death Valley
Del Albright
Exploring Death Valley by Jeep

Hi-Lift Jack A 20-foot version of the famous Hi-Lift jack, erected to celebrate its 100th birthday in Bloomfield, Indiana

Gold, Ghosts & Glory Holes: The Ruth Mine (3/11/07)
Racetrack Playa & the Mysterious Sliding Stones (4/23/06)
Death Valley Trails to Chloride City (2/16/06)
Skidoo Ghost Town (5/6/02)
Leadfield Ghost Town (3/15/01)

Carrara Marble Quarry & Ghost Town (11/15/00)

Scenic Loop through the La Sal Mountains (9/9/07)
Nine Mile Canyon (12/17/06)
Off-Road & Inside the San Rafael Swell (3/4/06)

Power Tank -- Better than an Air Compressor (2/5/06)
How to Choose a Power Inverter
Backcountry Adventures
If you like maps, GPS coordinates, a bit of history, and great description of trails, the Backcountry Adventures series by Peter Massey and Jeanne Wilson are truly the ultimate guides to the backcountry in several western states for anyone with a sport utility vehicle...[more]

Shifting Into 4WD
Shifting Into 4WD
Harry "Silver Coyote" Lewellyn's handbook Shifting into 4WD is chock full of ideas, suggestions and safety tips that will enrich and entertain anyone who has ever yearned to leave the pavement and follow a dirt road...[more]

Field & Stream Sporting Vehicles Handbook is like a perfect set of "Cliff's Notes" for mechanically-challenged off-road wannabes. Slaton provides plenty of real-life experiences that all weekend road warriors can use to enhance their own off-road enjoyment and safety...[more]

Off-Highway Trail Rating System: This is the best explanation we've seen for the rating system that guages the severity of 4x4 roads. "1" is the easiest, and California's Rubicon Trail is a "perfect 10." (5/7/06)
State-of-the-Art Unimog Motorhome: UniCat UXL 17HD—Check out the loft & seating area. The entire site has awesome photos of a full range of all-terrain vehicles
Cutting Edge Unimog Expedition Truck: Take a few minutes to wander around this site. Some of the navigation & electronic equipment was created just for this vehicle, a joint project of UniCat (Hambrücken, Germany) & Applied Minds (Glendale, California). Cost? "...more than a Hummer and less than a Boeing 777..."
Customized 1998 ZJ Grand Cherokee: Mike Daniels details some of the modifications to his off-road 4-WD exploring machine. The "Sin City Off Roaders" Web site provides mapping coordinates, photos and information for exploring back-country trails in Southern Nevada and Arizona.
Twenty-Three Skidoo and Tommyknockers, Too: Excellent site for off-road travel and exploration articles featuring historical sites like the 23 Skidoo Mine near Skidoo ghost town in Death Valley
Off-Roader's Dream: The Earthroamer XV-LT is the ultimate expedition vehicle, with all the comforts of home and fully equipped to go off-highway. Be sure to check out the latest creation from these dream merchants: A Rubicon Jeep that could be the ultimate summer RV. If you can believe it, somehow they have managed to squeeze a queen-sized bed, toilet and refrigerator into a jeep!. (4/29/07)
High Tech Camper: Internet access, 4-Wheeling, and family comfort in a Ford-F350.
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